Linkity and a new tattoo!

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Congrats to Cayce, who won Love is in the Title (Love #1) and Love is in the Hallways (Love #2) by RJ Scott!

Congrats to D, who won Galen and the Forest Lord by Eden Winters! Galen and the Forest Lord will be released by Torquere Press on Saturday, September 10.




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Reading Update
Lullaby for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #2) by Anna Mayle. ebook short. Very good short m/m/m dark fantasy about a human stolen by the Fae as a child, the Redcap who took his place, and the golden Fae hunter who’s been entranced by him for years.
In Darkness Bound (The Society #1) by Christine Price. ebook. Very good m/m/m paranormal romantic suspense that I had to read after reading The Usual Apocalypse. And maybe I was more forgiving of its faults than I might’ve been if I’d read it first, but it totally sucked me in and worked for me.
Not Knowing Jack (Regularly Scheduled Life #2) by KA Mitchell. ebook. Very good m/m romance about Jack, a chef, and Tony, Jack’s younger bartender boyfriend. When Jack begins to act mysteriously, Tony realizes how very little he actually knows about Jack, even after living together for a year. This book had the potential to be a five-star read; however, I found the ending rushed and thus rather unsatisfying. (“Wait, where did the previous year go?!”)
Bullied by Jeff Erno. ebook collection. Very good, if somewhat heavy-handed, collection of short stories about gay teens being bullied in school. The stories are told primarily in first person, from a variety of perspectives: the student being bullied, the bully, the parent who’s been lying to herself about her open-mindedness. While the stories are painful and moving, the overall message is hopeful: things can get better, but not without help.
The Hunting Moon by Evelyn Shepherd. ebook. Good but inconsistent paranormal m/m romantic suspense about two cops, a powerful psychic and a werecoyote, on the Columbus Preternatural Task Force. As the werecoyote pursues the mutual attraction that the psychic denies, they’re also trying to solve a string of murders and capture a deranged stalker from the psychic’s past. Several things kept me from rating this book higher: an ongoing issue with word usage and substitution (“saddled” instead of “sidled” being the most memorable) and inconsistencies in the psychic’s powers (if he could lock and unlock doors with his mind, why couldn’t he get out of handcuffs?).
Ash Swan (Cob Brothers #1) by Amber Kell & Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance loosely based on the fairytale of the Six Swans. In the first installment of this series, the crown prince, who’s living on Earth for a few years before taking the throne, rescues a handsome bike courier who’d fallen into a pond while feeding ducks and geese in the park, then proceeds to get to know the courier better…
Hey, There’s Fur in My Wedding Cake (Lost Shifters #12.5) by Stephani Hecht. free ebook short. Good short paranormal romance about an exiled wolf shifter who returns to the pack that exiled in order to attend a wedding reception, where he meets a very intriguing feline shifter…
Change on the Fly (Blue Line Hockey #5) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Sweet m/m romance about an NHL player who sustains a career-ending injury and isn’t doing so well until his best friend from high school shows up at his door.
Swept Away (Beach Bums #2) by Diana DeRicci. ebook. Good m/m romance about a guy who’s retreated to his beach house to try sorting out his thoughts after he drunkenly kissed a guy in a bar on a dare… and enjoyed the kiss so much, his fiancee ended their engagement after he told her about it.
In From the Cold by Mercy Celeste. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a sheriff’s deputy and a country singer who were each others’ firsts in high school, but who’ve taken different and equally self-destructive paths since then… and that doesn’t end when tragedy brings the singer back to their hometown. This book had a lot of unrealized potential, which was unfortunately overshadowed by somewhat choppy writing and the absolutely worst case of pronoun confusion I’ve ever encountered.
The Playwright (The Male Room #3) by Carolyn LeVine Topol. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a playwright whose writing partner and roommate signs him up for The Male Room online dating site, hoping to help him get over a broken heart years before. The insta-love was more insta-lovey than usual in the this one.

I got a new tattoo on Sunday. 🙂 This one first, so you can see where it’s located:

And a close-up, so you can see the bright green eyes!

(Please ignore the bruising…)

My other tattoo is located in the same spot on the back of my left arm.

“May and I have noticed that your new tattoo doesn’t look like us, but instead some freaky black cat. Any last words?” -Chaos

46 thoughts on “Linkity and a new tattoo!”

  1. I’m so glad I return all my library books on time 🙂

    Scientists don’t understand the female orgasm. It’s it obvious? Why would woman want to have sex otherwise? *snort* And no sex = no babies = no perpetutation of the species. Our DNA ain’t stupid!

    And I love the new tattoo! What great eyes! IDK Chaos, from the photo it does look…quite a lot like you… *GULP*
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  2. Gah! I have so much work to do today that I can’t sit on the linkity as long as I’d like. Have to come back later and take tiny sips. Really good finds this week, Chris, but no way am I cracking open my Kindle 🙂
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  3. Nice tattoo.
    @Chaos… Hmm, have you looked into the mirror lately?
    Plus, can’t believe I haven’t discovered The Oatmeal before. Between that and autocorrect I’ll be improving my procrastinating skills in no time. To bad they don’t need improvement.

  4. Great tattoo. You know, we never think we look like we do. Perhaps Chaos needs to look in the mirror! I just wanted to say, thanks for the linkity post each week. I always find something to click through. This week is the contest for Never Enough!

  5. That’s a fantastic tattoo! And a great location. I never would have thought of there, but I like it! I got my first one just about a month ago on my ankle.

  6. I really liked Not Knowing Jack. Very intense and Jack needed a good thunk in the head at times but I liked it.

    Swept Away sounds pretty cute.

    I really need to read more Lost Shifter books. I kind of got stalled after book 3.
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  7. Love the new tat!

    It’s easy to see why movie theaters did so poorly this summer. I’ve been underwhelmed by the movie offerings lately. Am I the only one who isn’t that excited about 3D?

    Mmmm… lemon desserts!

    Love the geyser photo!

    I love passiveagressivenotes. I haven’t stopped by in while. Thanks for the reminder!

    The new Simon’s Cat… That’s me and Katie at the computer. 🙂

    How can there be so many animals I’ve never heard of, like the Muntjac?

    LOL at the baby turtle and the strawberry.

  8. More applause for the tat!

    And wowser, solar-powering my eReader? I just wish I were technical enough to try it. Will have to keep my fingers crossed that the manufacturers will take this and run with it.

    Okay, am now going to have to Google 101 Nutella recipes.

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